Dominican Republic ready for Pan Am Cup Challenge

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 1, 2019 - The Female Program of the Dominican Republic National Volleyball Federation announced the roster of 14 players that will participate in the 18th edition of the Pan American Cup to take place in the cities of Chiclayo and Trujillo, Peru from July 6 to 14.

Tuesday 02 de July del 2019 12:00 PM

The team just finished playing in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2019 where they finished with a positive 8-7 win-loss record.

Niverka Marte and Camile Dominguez are the setters with Annerys Vargas, Candida Arias, Lisvel Eve and Marifranchi Rodríguez as middles.

Gaila Gonzalez and Gina Mambru are the opposites with Brayelin Martínez, Bethania de la Cruz, Prisilla Rivera, Yonkaira Peña and Vielka Peralta as outside hitters and Larysmer Martínez as libero.

Coach Marcos Kwiek will be assisted by Wilson Sánchez and Alexandre Cecatto. Ricardo Oliboni is the team manager, Cesar Villalona the therapist and Yinet Cruz the statistician.

The Dominicans, vice champions of the previous edition played at home in Santo Domingo, will compete in Pool A alongside Argentina, Canada, Cuba, Guatemala and Peru in Trujillo.

The Preliminary phase of the competition kicks off on July 6 and runs until July 10. Then teams will travel to change sites on July 11. The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will be played in Trujillo. The matches for the 7 to 11 positions will take place in Chiclayo.

In the history of the Pan American Cup, the Dominicans have been on the podium in all but one of the 17 previous editions, with four gold medals, nine silvers and three bronzes. They finished fourth in 2012.



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